PHG is Hiring!

PHG is hiring seasonal event assistants for our Environmental Stewardship Program! Are you passionate about the environment? Do you love being outside and working with volunteers? The Patapsco Heritage Greenway, Inc. (PHG) is recruiting seasonal part-time program assistants to help manage volunteers and run watershed stewardship activities including stream cleanups, invasive species removals, tree plantings,…

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Girl Scout Silver Award: A Patapsco River Cleanup

For our Girl Scout Silver Award, we wanted to do something both fun and productive.  An obvious issue today would be the environment–air pollution, global warming, littering, and other concerns. While it would be nice to stop global warming, or filter the harmful chemicals out of the air, these things are way out of reach…

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Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Awards 50 Grants to Support Heritage Tourism Nearly $2.7 million awarded

The Patapsco Heritage Area received just over $160,000 in five grants from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority including Management and Marketing grants for Patapsco Heritage Greenway, $30,000 in funds to Howard County Recreation and Parks to begin the restoration of the Ellicott City Barnard Fort House as a Heritage Center, a survey and interpretive signage…

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Patapsco: Silent Witnesses to an Enduring Current by Riley Goodman

Patapsco: Silent Witnesses to an Enduring Current by Riley Goodman New Art Exhibit to Open As Part of Ellicott City’s Flood Commemoration Anniversary Ellicott City, MD — The Patapsco Heritage Greenway will join Howard County Historical Society to present Patapsco: Silent Witnesses to an Enduring Current by artist Riley Goodman at the Museum of Howard…

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Oella Garden- Part I

The Oella & Ellicott City Entrance Garden started out as a neglected piece of land that was overrun by invasive plants. In 2008, to honor the Oella community’s bicentennial, a Maryland Home & Garden Pilgrimage was held in the historic mill community. After the successful event, funds were available to install a largely native plant…

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Eagle Project- Historic Oella Cemetery

On Saturday, June 3rd, several scouts and adult leaders from Troop 764 in Halethorpe, Maryland, as well as volunteers from the Patapsco Heritage Greenway, participated in an Eagle Scout service project for seventeen year old, Luke Rau.  The project consisted of creating access paths through Oella Historical Cemetery, mulching them in for beautification and to…

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Stream Watchers in Action

For citizens who care about our local waterways, the Patapsco Heritage Greenway’s Stream Watch program allows us to make an impact as citizen scientists and volunteer stewards. Stream Watchers can adopt a section of a waterway, volunteering to clean debris, monitor the health of the stream, and/or collect information on any stormwater damage, pollution, or…

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Our Warm February: A False Spring

As we walk up and down our neighborhood streets, or commute to and from work, we may notice that some trees have already begun flowering. Daffodils have already made their yellow presence known to people taking leisurely hikes on warm February afternoons. For a brief time, insects hatched and flew through the air, only for…

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Benefits of Composting with Tea

As we begin to brace for the winter cold, we find comfort in domestic warmth. The crackling of a fireplace, a bowl of warm soup, sipping hot chocolate after playing in the snow, or a dog resting in your lap while you read a book whose plot is placed in the Caribbean all can tide…

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Where Does Your Old Christmas Tree Go?

The holiday season has been over for a month, yet some households still have their Christmas trees up and decorated, or undecorated, outside and ready to go. Others have already disposed of their seasonally indoor trees, but where do the trees go after their festive use has finished? And what can you do with yours, if…

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